Netflix - Sharing Account

Looks like its started to crack down on sharing accounts.

this could be first step in the process.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-12/sharing-your-mates-ne...

https://9to5mac.com/2021/03/11/netflix-password-sharing-crac...

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    They have done this before.

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    It would certainly crackdown on the numerous hacked/stolen CC Netflix accounts out there.

    Shouldn't be too much of a problem if you're sharing with friends/family. Depends how often they request 2FA though.

  • +4 votes

    They're worried about pushing people to competitors or pirate bay. Why use netflix Australia anyway, such a shit selection and lots of dark patterns to tricking users to think they have a lot.

    • -1 vote

      Arrrrghhh!

    • +2 votes

      Just use (pun intended) JustWatch. It lets you sort and search like you can never do using the Netflix (or Prime) app.

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      With a VPN you can access US titles.

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    You've missed the deal here. It seems if you can your hands on an account in another geographic location you can get a 30 days free trial. Let me get my rolodex of exes (or anyone want to PM me one and save me the trouble).

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    People were expecting this to be the case forever ?

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      I don't think Netflix will be rushing and implement hard policy on this.
      If the owners cannot share login anymore, some probably will downgrade their subscription. And those who have been borrowing login will not necessarily join Netflix.

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    Not surprising.
    (Pre Covid) people would travel all the time for work or pleasure, while that might have slowed now for the moment when it starts again surely they can’t stop people who really do live together watching from different locations.

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    But how exactly can it differentiate between family and friends??

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      Different IP addresses.

      • +3 votes

        I get that, but it's not like all members of a family have specific IP addresses. And if you're saying that it's location-based, it's quite common for family members to be in different locations attempting to watch Netflix. A mum might be at home, while a kid is watching Netflix on the bus to school.

        • +1 vote

          It would just be an algorithm based on history and location.

  • +2 votes

    if it's only an email…
    just set up a netflix group share email.

  • +3 votes

    Its the company life cycle, netflix starts out as distruptors, slowly gains market share, then turns into an oligarchy and exploits its consumers,

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    Netflix is $20 a month for the 4K version. In a few years it'll probably be closer to $30 a month. Netflix used to be the one stop shop for all movies, now it just has a lot of D grade horror movies and netflix originals. Foxtel will probably be better value than Netflix soon.

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    Part of the problem I've got with this is that the subscription tiers don't separate resolution from number of devices. I've only got 2 people in my household, so the mid-tier subscription would be enough, except thats only HD. If I want the 4K subscription, I have to go to the top tier, at which point I'm now paying for 4 devices, even though there are only 2 people in my household.

    As a result, I set up my account on my mum's iPad so she can use it. She's in a nursing home, they're not the most exciting places, so an entertainment option like Netflix has been great for her, and it's not costing any extra since she's just using a 3rd device that I'm already paying for and not using myself.

    If they're going to go down this route then they should change their subscription structure to allow users to tailor it to their exact needs in terms of resolution and number of devices. If I can't share the excess devices that I'm not using then I shouldn't have to pay for them just to get a particular resolution.

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      Exactly.
      Are they seriously thinking there will be 4 simultaneous 4k streams in the same physical household?

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    I'm part of the netflix family in one of the groups here, should I be worried?

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      No one knows yet what measures will be taken.

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    Well I don't care for that at all. Not that I'm that big into Netflix anyway. I find that I pop in to check out what's on there every couple months and within a few weeks, I've seen what I want and get tired of seeing the same things recommended constantly.